- Chidozie Uzoezie
Going Extra Mile: Delta Donates 200,000 Pounds of Food to The Needy
Delta is providing more than 200,000 pounds of food to hospitals, community food banks and other organizations around the world to support people in need as well as those working tirelessly on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both perishable and non-perishable goods are being donated after Delta adjusted service offerings on board and in Delta Sky Clubs to reduce touchpoints between customers and employees. As a result, Delta has been left with food that would have expired before it could be served to customers.
Delta has longstanding relationships with organizations like Feeding America, a non-profit network that helps us support numerous food banks and where employees help repack more than 2 million pounds of food annually.
During the pandemic, local Feeding America organizations are distributing the donations to those in need. In addition, Delta is working to help long-term food service partners including Linton Hopkins, Newrest and Sodexo with resources they need to serve their communities.
Donating food is one of the many ways Delta teams are demonstrating the indomitable Delta spirit during the ongoing pandemic.
In March, the airline started providing free flights to medical professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis and began utilizing Delta's wholly owned aircraft interiors subsidiary, Delta Flight Products, to manufacture face shields to protect hospital workers.